There’s nothing better than arriving home after a long day to a freshly scented room. Here, we’ve rounded up the best candles and perfume diffusers for each room in your home.
A memorable scent never leaves your mind and one whiff of a familiar smell can instantly bring back a flood of nostalgic memories. Fragrances are a wonderful way to instantly uplift the environment of a room and a powerful scent really transforms a space into a home. Whether you favour woody notes or floral smells, everyone enjoys the sensation of coming home after a long day and being welcomed by a delightful aroma. However, not all home fragrances are created equal and the best way to add a scent to your home is to use a variety of methods. Diffusers are long-lasting and are often placed in larger rooms or areas that are heavily frequented. In addition, reed diffusers allow you to control the strength of the scent. The more reeds you use, the stronger the smell will be. A tip to increase the longevity of the scent is to flip some of the reeds in your diffuser every few days, which refreshes the fragrance. However, this also causes the perfume oil to evaporate so make sure that you do it over a sink and that your hands are protected with gloves. Candles on the other hand are better suited for intimate environments because they exude a strong scent and emit a soft light, which alters the mood of a room. From the living room to the bedroom, we’ve rounded up the best fragrances for each room so that you can sit back, relax and enjoy the scent.

Living Room

Whether you’re lounging on your sofa or hosting a dinner party with friends, the living or dining room is a welcoming place that’s the most social area of your household. Tom Dixon’s Scent Glass Diffuser Water not only makes a stunning centrepiece for a table, but it also releases a comforting aroma that creates a relaxed, inviting environment. Combining sharp oceanic smells with enrapturing watermelon, ceaderwood and amber musk notes, it evokes a sense of calm into a room. The charcoal stick absorbs, then diffuses the scent, and lasts for up to 12 weeks, which is ideal for the room you’ll be spending most of your time in.


The kitchen is tricky to place a fragrance as it’s filled with an assortment of smells from freshly baked goods to piping hot plates of food. Tom Dixon’s Eclectic London Diffuser exudes a fresh aroma, which eliminates harsh cooking scents. Inspired by the landscape of London, it captures the spice of the city with notes of black pepper and oud wood, and diffuses into a scent of patchouli and cedarwood, which reflects the city’s leafy greenery. Avoid positioning reed diffusers near windows as heat causes fragrance to evaporate faster.


Citrusy scents are ideal for the bathroom as they create a clean and crisp environment, without overpowering the size of a smaller room. Relax and unwind with Sandy Bay’s Lemongrass & Lime Candle for the ultimate spa-at-home experience. This candle helps set the scene of a soothing bath with a refreshing aroma of freshly-squeezed lemons, tangy limes, blended on a base of peach and cinnamon scents.


Restful sleeps are essential in the bedroom and botanical scents with musky undertones enrich a tranquil, serene space. Light up this decadent Velvet Peony Candle from Urban Apothecary for a peaceful night. It floods your room with dreamy notes of blushing rose, ylang-ylang and amberwood, and gives the bed an illuminating glow. Just remember not to place it next to anything that’s flammable, in particular curtains, and to blow the candle out before you drift off to sleep.

Study or Office

For the home office, or any room you work in, look for spicy fragrances as they help to garner concentration and focus. Chase and Wonder’s The Library Luxury Reed Diffuser captures the rich scents of leather-bound books and mahogany shelves with aromas of rich wood, amber and pomegranate. Depicting the feeling of reading under a warm candlelight, it also looks wonderful perched on top of a desk.